• Carolina Marin eyes Rio Olympics

    Ibiza: Two-time world champion Carolina Marin said she is looking forward to continuing her badminton success at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Ibiza, Carolina Marin said she has always wanted to fulfill her childhood dream of bagging a gold medal at the highest level of badminton such as the World Championships and the Olympics.Organizer in Ibiza presents the two-time world champion Carolina Marin with a gift.

    Organizer in Ibiza presents the two-time world champion Carolina Marin with a gift.

  • Lee Chong Wei to focus on Olympic preparations

    Kuala Lumpur: The road to become an Olympic Champion is a grueling process that brings most men to their knees long before they ever get close. Badminton is a very demanding sport at any level of competition, but to play at the highest level imaginable requires a grit and determination that, for some, may quit before they can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For Lee Chong Wei, who suffered his fourth consecutive world championship final defeat - and second straight by Chen Long - on Sunday, has earned a lot of respect from badminton fans and players around the world through his perseverance and determination.Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

    Lee Chong Wei talks to reporters upon his arrival in Kuala Lumpur.

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Badminton qualifying begins on Monday

    Kuala Lumpur: The starting pistol for the race to the Rio 2016 Games has been fired on Monday, May 4, 2015. Competition is going to be very fierce for places, with Badminton players around the world are fighting to earn qualification spots for the greatest sporting event on the planet.The Olympic qualification period is always a very exciting time for the sport of badminton

    The Olympic qualification period is always a very exciting time for the sport of badminton

  • Lin Dan among the big names bidding farewell at the 2016 Rio Olympics

    The Olympic Games are always packed with emotional stories and for those athletes saying goodbye to the famous rings, the sentiment is even stronger. The Rio 2016 Games will see a host of great performers striving to ensure they shine during their last appearance on the Olympic stage.

    We’ve listed 10 of the athletes for whom Rio 2016 is likely to be their final Olympic Games. The stage is set… and with ticket sales starting in March this year, click here to ensure you don’t miss out.Lin Dan (bottom left) and other top athletes in the world (Photo: Rio 2016/Getty Images)

    Lin Dan (bottom left) and other top athletes in the world (Photo: Rio 2016/Getty Images)

  • Rashid: It's good enough if Lee Chong Wei qualifies for 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) men's singles coach Rashid Sidek told Malaysian media yesterday that Lee Chong Wei would need a miracle to win gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Rashid explained that Chong Wei's age and significant improvement from some of his opponents over time could make it harder for him to win the gold medal. Of course, Lee Chong Wei could only compete in the Olympics if he would receive a lesser ban from Badminton World Federation (BWF) on his doping case hearing.Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

    Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

  • All indications point to Olympic 2016 for Lee Chong Wei

    KUALA LUMPUR: At an interview before the All England tournament this year, Lee Chong Wei responded to a reporter from China that he will most likely continue to play until 2016 Olympic.Lee Chong Wei has decided to play until 2016 Olympic

    Lee Chong Wei has decided to play until 2016 Olympic

    You can watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcYzBJWrkIc

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